Activated carbon is usually derived from charcoal. It can be manufactured from any organic material having high carbon content, such as bituminous coal, wood, peat, lignite, and coconut shells. It is used in a wide variety of applications, which include gas, vapor, and liquid treatment.
The Asia Pacific activated carbon market is segmented on the basis of product type into powder, granular, and pelletalized. On the basis of end-user industry, the market is segmented into water treatment, food & beverages, healthcare, automotive, air purification, solvent recovery, mining, and others. On the basis of geography, the market has been segmented into Asia-Pacific and different countries such as China, India, South Korea, Japan, ASEAN Countries and Rest of Asia Pacific region.
Key product segments analyzed and reported in this study include powdered, granular, and pelletalized activated carbon products. Powdered activated carbon (PAC) is mainly produced by chemical activation, and is used for drinking water treatment and mercury removal. In the water purification application, the degree of effectiveness of GAC filters is directly related to contact time with the water and flow rate of the water. Powdered activated carbon dominated the Asia Pacific demand in 2015, accounting for XX% of the total volume. However, the demand for the powdered application is expected to be primarily driven by the air purification applications and is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% from 2015 to 2020.
Among the end-user industry segment, water treatment is the major end-user. Over the next few years, the air purification application segment is expected to grow at a fast pace when compared to the water treatment segment. Other applications include food & beverages, pharmaceutical & medical, and automotive. The report studies the activated carbon product, raw material types, and their importance and also gives an idea about the import-export scenario.
Owing to the rise in alarms over the worsening environmental standards, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, which focuses on halting the presence of mercury, acid gas, and some other common metal emissions from oil and coal powered plants. This is expected to boost the growth of the global activated carbon market in the near future.
However, one of the key challenges in this market is the shortage of raw materials, such as coconut shell charcoal that is used for the making of activated carbon. The major players profiled in the Asia Pacific activated carbon market report include Albemarle Corporation, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Carbotech AC Gmbh, Haycarb plc and Siemens Water Technologies Corp. among others.
Market Definition along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market.
Market analysis with region specific assessments and competition analysis on Asia-Pacific and regional scale.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on Asia-Pacific and regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their strategic initiatives and market shares.
Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the industry on both Asia-Pacific and regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Executive Summary
2. Market Insights
2.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
2.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's 5 Force Analysis
2.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
2.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
2.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
2.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
2.3.5 Degree of Competition
2.4 Raw Material Analysis
3. Market Dynamics
3.1.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations
3.1.2 Augmented Usage due to Mercury Control for Air Purification
3.1.3 Growing use in the elimination of heavy metals
3.2.1 Scarcity of Raw Material
3.3.1 Reactivated Carbon
3.3.2 Research and New Product Development
4. Market Segmentation and Analysis
4.1 By Product Type
4.2 By End-User Industry
4.2.1 Water Treatment
4.2.2 Food & Beverage
4.2.5 Air Purification
4.2.6 Solvent Recovery
5. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
5.4 South Korea
5.8 Australia & New Zealand
5.9 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6. Policies & Regulatory Analysis
7. Import & Export Analysis
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
8.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8.3 New Product Launches
8.4 Market Share Analysis
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Products & Services, Financials, Recent Developments)
9.1 Albemarle Corporation
9.2 Calgon Carbon Corporation
9.3 Carbon Activated Corporation
9.4 Carbon Resources Llc.
9.5 Carbotech AC Gmbh
9.6 Haycarb Plc
9.7 Jacobi Carbons Ab
9.8 Kurary Co. Ltd.
9.9 Kureha Corporation
9.10 Meadwestvaco Corporation
9.11 Osaka Gas Chemicals Co. Ltd
9.12 Siemens Water Technologies Corp.
9.13 Veolia Water S.A.
9.14 *(List Not Exhaustive)